The Diocese of Oakland has hired me to teach a specialization course in Sacred Scripture over the course of 5 Saturdays in early 2013. This course is titled: “A Catholic Introduction to the Depths of Sacred Scripture” and will take place at St. Joseph the Worker School (1640 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA 94703) on the following Saturdays:

  • February 2
  • March 9
  • April 13
  • May 11
  • June 8

The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass will be available each day at 8:00 a.m. and class will run from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The cost for the entire course is only $95. To register, please email Sandra Martinez at

I’m very excited about this course! We’ll be diving into the Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation (Dei Verbum), a document of the Second Vatican Council, and taking it as our lead as we explore Biblical exegesis and how to engage in fruitful study of the Sacred Scriptures. Participants will learn “the big picture” of the Biblical Narrative: How the Old Testament presents God’s saving plan that culminates in the saving work of Jesus and the Catholic Church. Participants who successfully complete the course will be provided with practical resources to lead a Bible study in their own parish or group of friends.

Would you please help me and the Diocese of Oakland publicize this course among those you know in the Bay Area?

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